2014 Publications

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All About Rice! - An annotated bibliography of rice themed stories

This annotated bibliography showcases a selection of rice-themed picture books and information books from around the world. Use it as a teaching resource or just to find interesting books for your child to read.

Download the annotated bibliography here.

Near & Dear ~ Stories for Children from Australia and Singapore

Near & Dear carries the reader into a world of fun, fantasy and adventure. It shows 21st Century children at the heart of an unstable universe.
They dream and make mischief, and they deal with loss, boredom, disability or unpleasant truth.
With illustrations by Australia's Tracey Gibbs and Singapore's Twisstii.

One Big Story

One Big Story is an edited collection of essays, based on the highlights of, and key ideas shared during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in 2013, with a regional focus on Malaysia. Scholars and practitioners, artists and writers, graphic novelists and picture book makers, editors and publishers share their unique experiences and reflections to bring for One Big Story, which is distinctively from and about Asia.

The collection includes contributions from the following: Nancy Johnson, Academic (USA); John McKenzie, Academic (New Zealand); Holly Thompson, Author (Japan/USA); Naomi Kojima, Author/Illustrator (Japan); Felicia Low-Jimenez, Author (Singapore); Emily Lim, Author (Singapore); Emilia Yusof, Illustrator (Malaysia); Linda Tan Lingard, Agent/Publisher (Malaysia); and Golda Mowe, Author (Malaysia). Asst/Prof Myra Garces-Bacsal from the National Institute of Education, both contributed and edited the essays for the collection.

The Bilingual Books

The National Book Development Council of Singapore will launch three bilingual picture books during AFCC 2014 through a collaborative project under the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. Selected from a roster of Asian-inspired tales from local Singaporean authors, the book titles include The Naughty Mynah Bird by Evelyn Sue Wong, The Snail Who Didn’t Want His Shell by R Chandran, and Where is My Home? by Nur-El-Hudaa Jaffar.

The Crane and The Crab

By SR Nathan

Launched in 2013, former Singapore president Mr SR Nathan’s bestselling picture book gets translated into three of Singapore’s official languages: Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

The books will be launched during India Night.